horror · paranormal · suspense

*BLOG TOUR* Oujia – Zoe-Lee O’Farrell ★★★★

Blurb; The only thing for certain is the deaths were no accident.

Rayner High School once a prestigious school stands in ruins after such a terrible event.

A year later, a group of friends return to the abandoned school and their nightmare begins.

Something wants to get out and won’t take NO for an answer…

Ouija is Book 2 in a new series brought to you by Question Mark Horror. For fans of Point Horror, Christopher Pike & Nicholas Pine.

My Review; From the first page I was hooked. A short, easy and fast paced read. Spooky. Scary. Dark. Disturbing. Heart pounding. Not one to read in the dark alone. This has put me off oujia boards for life, no thanks. Gripping. Thrilling. A page turner of a read.

Brilliantly written. Great setting in the old haunted school and a nice group of close friends. Tragic ending which broke me but I loved and enjoyed it all. Highly recommend. A well deserved four stars from me.

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crime · Detective · mystery · paranormal · suspense

Wychwood – George Mann ★★★★★

Blurb; Elspeth May, a young female journalist who never seems to be in the right place at the right time, suddenly gets her big break only to find that no one will ever believe her story.

When a local woman is found murdered in her own home, slashed viciously across the throat, the police begin a manhunt of the surrounding villages, unsure exactly of who or what they are looking for. Elspeth, accidentally first on the scene, finds her interest piqued, and sets out to investigate the details surrounding the crime. In doing so she finds herself constantly battling against Peter Shaw, a police sergeant working on the case and under suspicion due to a terrible incident that occurred during a previous investigation. More murders follow, each of them adopting a similar pattern.

What links the victims? And why are some of the local people trying to cover things up?”

My Review; Elspeth is returning to her mothers home and as soon as she arrives something is not right, police and emergency services are blocking off her mothers road and this is just where it begins. You’re drawn in from the first page and then you’ve got to buckle up for a roller coaster of a ride ahead.

I actually devoured this book in a day. I picked this one up from my library (before lockdown) purely for the cover, isn’t it gorgeous but simple? Anyway…

The reporter routes within Elspeth has to go take a look at the crime scene behind her house and while there she bumps into an old friend Peter now a detective and doesn’t expect to see what she has just seen and is told to leave. Again… This is just the beginning. Elspeth soon finds herself dragged along with this case beside Peter and she even conducts her own research into what she saw.

Research leads to an old myth/legend that seems to be coming true within the town and with more deaths due they need to catch the killer quick. Elspeth shocks me with how right she gets her research, she’s clever, bold and brave. She knows what’s she doing. It all finishes with a heartbreaking ending, but I was hooked from start to finish and cannot wait to see what happens in book two for Elspeth and Peter. A well deserved five stars from me. Brilliant, page turner of a read I couldn’t put down. Highly recommend.

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fantasy · Ghost story · paranormal · suspense · Young adult

City Of Ghosts – Victoria Schwab ★★★★★

Blurb; Cassidy Blake’s parents are The Inspecters, a (somewhat inept) ghost-hunting team. But Cass herself can REALLY see ghosts. In fact, her best friend, Jacob, just happens to be one.

When The Inspecters head to ultra-haunted Edinburgh, Scotland, for their new TV show, Cass—and Jacob—come along. In Scotland, Cass is surrounded by ghosts, not all of them friendly. Then she meets Lara, a girl who can also see the dead. But Lara tells Cassidy that as an In-betweener, their job is to send ghosts permanently beyond the Veil. Cass isn’t sure about her new mission, but she does know the sinister Red Raven haunting the city doesn’t belong in her world. Cassidy’s powers will draw her into an epic fight that stretches through the worlds of the living and the dead, in order to save herself.

My Review; THIS WAS BRILLIANT! I bought it ages ago as the cover is gorgeous and caught my eye. I’m surprised at how much I loved it and enjoyed it. I can honestly say I’ve not read anything similar to this before. It’s was an easy read for me and I devoured it in a day but I just loved it. It’s a unique story.

I love Cassidy’s character the fact she has a ghost as her bestfriend and can see ghosts (the inbetween). She thinks she’s the only one who can do what she does but then she meets Lara and she is just what she needs. She understands Cassidy and is the same as her.

Things turn tense when Cassidy gets her life stolen off her by an evil ghost then it’s a race against time to get her life back and she has consequences to face afterwards. Lara teaches her about what she can see and do… Her purpose.

I’m currently reading book two (tunnel of bones) and it’s just as good. Highly recommend. A light read, but a brilliant one. Five stars from me.

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